Do horror movies scare you?

Do horror movies scare you?I honestly can't remember the last time I was scared while watching a horror movie. Any recommendations?
  • Do horror movies scare you?Yes
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  • Do horror movies scare you?No
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  • I wish, but it's been ages since a movie scared me.
    I effectively desensitized myself to the genre early on by starting off with movies like The Grudge and The Exorcist.
    The last one that got to me was Mirrors (2008).

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What Guys Said 29

  • I loved horror (and thrillers) for a long time. I have an affectionate place in my heart for the Evil Dead trilogy. I remember my parents getting me a Hellraiser puzzle box when I was a young teen. So yes, I like horror films. well... SOME horror films.

    Now, a caveat is that I haven't seen a new horror film in a while, so I'm probably a little more apt to get freaked out, I think.

    But I was watching Motivational Growth (kinda horror), and will probably sneak in 28 Days Later pretty soon. Have them both on DVD. Just finished another watching of "The Trouble With Harry" - but nothing that has come out in a few years. Mainly that's just because I haven't found anyone to go with me, haven't gotten out the the theater, or I haven't been keen on seeing them.

    I've been scared by some horror... I've been grossed out more often. I am starting to hate "jump scare" movies because it seems like "jump scares" and "torture porn" are huge lately. And they're being over used, IMHO.

    Jump Scares CAN be effective, but it almost becomes like that episode of Community parodying horror films: There's a scene where the study group is slowly wading through a dark room, and there's like 4-5 cats that jump out and startle the group each time... and they get sick of it: "Where are all these *&%$ cats coming from?" It tends to cheapen the effect.

    For me, I'm more into horror or spooky films that are cerebral (Aliens, etc); I want something new... an interesting take, a spooky/funny/poignant viewpoint... something more than just jump scares for the sake of trying to scare people with the same thing every scene.

    Like I'm not interested in seeing "the House of Winchester" Because it looks like it's going to be nothing but demon tropes and jump scares. I'd probably be terrified, and my heart would race, and I might giggle once or twice, if its unexpected... but my heart racing constantly because of 50 different jump scares in a 2 hour movie... not my thing. I'd rather not have a heart attack.

    Give me something like "The Sixth Sense." Something "Hitchcockian." Something with a funny or interesting take: Cabin in the Woods, It Follows, Psycho, The Others... that sort of thing; Give me a twist or some attempt at thought. Like I'm not a huge fan of "Saw" type films. I'd probably just end up mostly grossed out as opposed to intrigued or excited.

    But yeah, I can probably recommend something, but don't know what you like or go for, so I can't recommend anything right away.

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  • Often yes, which is why I usually hate horror. It can be fun to watch with friends but I'd never watch one otherwise. I'd rather watch a romcom. Stranger things I like very much though, mostly because it's more than just straight up horror and has actual human relationships and a good story

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  • Nope! But I love watching them. The last time I was truly sacred by a horror movie was when I watched The Ring (the American remake, not the Japanese one). I was 7 or 8 at that time and after that movie, I used to have nightmares for months. I used to imagine things like the TV turning on by itself in the hall right outside my room.

    Now, I like paranormal and supernatural stuff very much. I read about them a lot. So much that horror movies are more like research material to me. 😅

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  • Dunno, watched IT and sure I jumped here and there but movie overall seemed stupid. Watched Don't Breathe and same thing. Only horror movies I really watched that I can recall.

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  • yes not the paranormal ones though.,. like possessions and and people acting insane because of ghosts

    cause those could be real that's why
    soo scary lol

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  • the ones that fuck with your head can get to me. (The Shining, Jacob's Ladder, Identity etc etc)
    Gore and jump scares are meh, I'm immune to them. If anything, I start laughing at jump scares.

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  • Not really, although excessive blood, and gore does disturb me.. But truly scare or even creeped out I have not been..

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  • Halloween 1978 Is The Greatest Horror Movie All Time...

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  • Voted Sometimes. It's really only the scary sound effects that really startle me, horror movies don't scare me much tho. First horror movie I ever watched was scream when I was 11 at a friends house and my parents were so shocked about the fact that I didn't even have trouble falling asleep the exact night. My sister (who was a year younger than me) was the complete opposite whenever she watch horror movies at her friends house (who's parents didn't really care much for what their daughter was watching).

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  • oh ghost queen my love? but where are the romantic monsters? Like the mummy, dracula, and Frankenstein? Oh my dear banshee.
    Dont tease me.

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  • Nope not at all. They scare my wife though! I'm a big meanie and love watching her jump.

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  • I can count on 1 hand the amount of times a movie scared me in my life

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  • Not sure if this counts... but I don't think I get "scared" while watching them but sometimes I'll have a mini-nightmare like experience if something from the movie sticks with me. Doesn't happen often and when it does, it's when I watched the movie shortly before bed - and then when I'm just drifting off to sleep, I get a jolting flashback. One I remember was "The Ring" - couldn't shake that deranged girl - so got up and watched a cartoon or something to change my mind before trying to sleep again. Hope this makes sense lol...

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  • It's difficult to get really scared these days. I've seen sooo many horror flicks.

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  • Reality is so much more terrifying

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  • Yes that’s why I don’t and never will watch them lol

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  • Yes but I have a really good imagination.

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  • After the conjuring nothing scares me lol

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  • No, not since i was a child

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  • No, I love Horror movies.

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What Girls Said 27

  • Nope. Real life is the only thing that scares me.

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  • HELL YES. I can't watch scary movies too often because most are really not enjoyable for me. I end up closing my eyes and covering my ears for the majority of many movies because I don't like seeing people suffer, seeing gore, and hearing any kind of scary, intense music or killing sounds. The worst part is the aftermath. I get so paranoid and anxious due to my active imagination. Overall, it sucks to be me during and after watching a scary movie.

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  • I love horror movies but only the paranormal ones with ghosts or demons with not much blood in them. I cannot stand the ones with serial killers or cannibals... they seem more disgusting than terrifying and therefore boring to me.
    The last one which managed to scare the shit out of me was Annabelle 2.

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  • I'm uncomfortable watching any movie with slow torture (example Hostel has a scene where they slowly cut this girl) but don't mind blood and quick deaths. With horror it depends, movies with children creep me out.

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  • Try watching at least one of these three:
    1. The original version of The Exorcist
    2. The original version of The Omen
    3. The Ring

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  • Sometimes, However... Nothing like those Black and Whites on TV. xxoo

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  • It depends really in how its made.
    Personally, I believe certain video games are scarier due to immersion rate and actual involvement of player to progress the story.

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  • Not anymore. I mean there were times i cried at nights and went sleepless over the mummy movie. But now all these horror movies are all about VFX and sounds. Don't have gripping tale at all.

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  • Yeah I really suck at watching horror movies. I can’t even watch a scary commercial 😒

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  • The first Insidious gave me a jumpscare with the creepy smiling family, but not really, no.

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  • Sometimes, but they've got to be real spoopy... I really love the horror genre.

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  • omg i have never watched a horror movie that didn't scare me... i think i get scared of the sound effects a lot, as well as the visual image.

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  • If it’s the movie “ IT” then yes other than that no

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  • Nope don't even jump often now become so immune lol, though i enjoy watching them :)

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  • Yes they do and I was expecting happy death day to be scary but it wasn't and I was surprised

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  • Yeah but not on the long run, they don't give me nightmares or anything.
    But I prefer not to watch them.

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  • No they don’t. I know that they’re fake and most scenarios would never happen.

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  • No. But thriller movies do

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  • Some of them

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  • No they don't

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